NOV 22 The Role of the Kurds in Syria: The Model of Self-Governance by Salih Muslim at House of Commons, Westminster. London

The Centre for Kurdish Progress is pleased to invite you to a public forum with keynote speaker Mr Saleh Muslim, Co-Leader of the Democratic Union Party in Syria.

This event is kindly hosted and chaired by Natalie McGarry MP.

Please see speaker biography below.

The event will take place between 7:00 – 9:00PM on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 in Committee Room 10, House of Commons.

Please note security checks are required to enter Portcullis House. We kindly ask you to arrive at6.30PM to allow the event to start and end on time. Booking is required for this event to ensure adequate seating available.

In this highly crucial meeting Mr Saleh Muslim will provide an update on the PYD’s role in Syria and in the region. He will analyse the Syrian crisis with respect to Kurds’ expectations and objectives in the post-war environment. He will also elaborate on the role of the international powers in the post-war political setting. The model of self-governance that has been under way will also be discussed.

RSVP via link below.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Speaker Biography

Saleh Muslim is the co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Deputy General Coordinator of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria (NCB). Mr Muslim’s political activities on behalf of the collective rights of Syria’s Kurdish community commenced while he was studying in Istanbul in the mid-1970s, when he was influenced by the ongoing Kurdish revolution in Iraq. The failure of that revolution deepened his commitment, and he carried on his own political activity for the Kurdish national cause. He went to Saudi Arabia in 1978 to work as a petroleum engineer with Petromin. He continued his political activities alongside his profession. He returned to Syria in 1995 to carry on his political work, and he, along with his family, was subject to proscription by the Baathist regime. He was one of the founders of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in 2003. In 2007, his wife was arrested and detained for one year, and Mr Muslim fled political persecution in Syria to join the PYD academy near the Syrian border, in Gare in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In April 2011, during the pro-democracy uprising, Mr Muslim returned to Syria. He played a principal part in forming the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in June 2011 and became its Deputy General Coordinator. He became a member of the PYD’s executive council and in 2010 was elected as party head, and in June 2012 he was re-elected as co-president of the PYD along with co-president Ms. Asya Abdullah. Born in 1951 near the town of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) in the Aleppo governorate, MrMuslim graduated with a chemical engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1977.


November 22, 2016 at 7pm – 9pm


Committee Room 10, House of Commons
London SW1A 2LW
United Kingdom

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